Statement on the murder of George Floyd

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd and the broader Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

Together we stand with our sister associations, YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul, and over 200 YWCAs across the country to answer the cry for justice, peace, and dignity for all. YWCA continues to call for dismantling systemic racism and equal protection and opportunity under the law through public policy and advocacy work. This work and our mission are at the core of what we do. We lift our collective voices to demand justice. 

At YWCA, we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of racial justice. We will get up and continue to do the work until the injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, and until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.